COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Rappahannock Area Health Department has created a form for those 75 and older who want to sign up for notifications for when the vaccine is available for them. As well, there is info for employers of essential workers. Visit this link for more information.
Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Assistance
With elderly citizens and those with underlying health conditions facing significant risks from the spread of the coronavirus, we would like to let the community know that we will have deputies available to pick-up and deliver medicine and basic necessities to our elderly and at-risk citizens who cannot leave their homes. If you are an elderly Stafford County resident or know someone who could use a helping hand, please contact us at (540) 658-4400. Sheriff’s Office Website
Other Health Assistance
The Virginia Department of Social Services launched a COVID-19 Resource App. https://covid.virginia.gov/ This is available for individuals and businesses and is accessible on both Apple and Andriod phones. It provides information related to all of the topics listed below.
Mental Health Support Helpline:
- https://www.mhafred.org/helpline/ or call 540-371-2704
- Prescription assistance- Free prescription cards from https://familywize.org/
- ALICE Assistance. The Rappahannock United Way is helping ALICE Households with the impact of COVID-19, rent/mortgage, car repair and childcare through the Housing Helpline—540-373-0041 ext. 300
- Medicaid assistance: https://coverva.org/covid19/ (Spanish verison - https://www.cubrevirginia.org/covid19/)
- To find other community organizations distributing food text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
- To find free food distribution sites organized by local school districts visit the School Meal Finder: https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/?filter_state=va
- For food assistance program eligibility through Social Services visit CommonHelp
Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-4:30 p.m.
15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554
Fredericksburg Food Bank:
The FRFB will be running a "Drive-Thru" style pantry at our facility.
For SENIORS ONLY (60 years of age & older)
Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
For Families and Individuals on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
3631 Lee Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
P: (540) 371-7666
F: (540) 371-2968
Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging:
Home Delivered Nutrition is intended to provide dietary support for homebound individuals who are unable to cook or prepare meals for themselves and do not have access to adequate nutrition.
Home Delivered Nutrition Services are targeted to persons 60 years of age or older. Priority shall be given to older individuals with greatest economic and social needs, with special emphasis on low-income minority individuals, older individuals with limited English proficiency, older persons residing in rural or geographically isolated areas, and older individuals at risk for institutional placement.
Mobility Options: 1.540.656.2985
Unemployment insurance has been made more accessible to the growing number of individuals who have lost their jobs or had hours significantly reduced due to the pandemic. For more information and to apply online for these benefits visit the Virginia Employment Commission
Stafford County is served by Dominion Energy, NOVEC and the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative. Dominion Energy has a handy guide for options for heating assistance. NOVEC takes donations from customers and donates the funds to community partners like S.E.R.V.E. to assist needy individuals.
Renters - the Supreme
Federal and state protections are now in place to help renters and homeowners unable to make their monthly payments due to COVID-19 . Check out this website for lots of resources - www.stayhomevirginia.com
Renters - the Supreme Court of Virginia has prohibited new non-emergency evictions for tenants who are unable to pay rent as a result of COVID-19. If you are facing eviction, if your landlord attempts to lock you out without taking you to court, or if you have questions about your rights, contact your local legal aid by calling 1-866-LEGL-AID or get legal advice from the Eviction Legal Helpline by calling 1-833-NoEvict. Visit www.LegalAidWorks.org for more information.
If you are currently experiencing, or at risk of facing (in the next 14 days), a housing crisis you can call the Homelessness Helpline (540) 358-5801.
The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the Commonwealth during the Coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RMRP may provide financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments for eligible households. This includes financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments past due beginning April 1, 2020 and onward. Financial assistance is a one-time payment with opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding and the household’s need for additional assistance and continued eligibility.
Recursos de lengua Espanol
- Programa de Alivio de Alquiler e Hipoteca de Virginia (RMRP)
- RMRP Administrador Local del Programa
- Pasos a seguir para frenar la propagación de COVID-19
- EL CORONAVIRUS : LO QUE NECESITA SABER
To find free food distribution sites organized by local school districts visit the School Meal Finder
To find other community organizations distributing food text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
For food assistance program eligibility through Social Services visit CommonHelp
The Department of Medical Assistance Services has made changes to support people who are currently enrolled in Medicaid to ensure cost is not a barrier to treatment during this public health emergency. To more information on affordable health insurance options CoverVA. To learn more about other health benefits or apply for online visit CommonHelp.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have COVID-19, it is important to contact your local health department using this website from the VDH: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/ Additionally, VDH has great resources and support on their website here: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/resources-and-support/
Financial assistance on hospital bills is available for patients of Mary Washington Hospital – to see if you might be eligible for their patient discounts download the info sheet.
For individuals who are currently without health insurance (or are covered by Medicaid) and in need of healthcare, the Lloyd F Moss Free Clinic is available to local residents. Call (540) 741-1061 and select Option #1 to find out how to become a patient. Or visit https://mossfreeclinic.org.
CVS and Walgreens are providing free delivery of prescription medications to the elderly and other vulnerable populations.
FamilyWize provides free prescription discount cards to everyone in our community. Visit the website for more information on FamilyWize
The Governor has issued guidance for child care centers to remain open while aligning with public health recommendations as closely as possible, although it is highly encouraged for parents to stay home with children if possible.
Temporary modifications have been made to the Child Care Subsidy Program to increase support and flexibility to working parents. To get more information visit Child Care Assistance.
Elderly and Families: COVID-19 Resources for the Elderly and Families
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the federal income tax filing due date is extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. For more information on free tax filing services visit www.RUWFreeTaxes.org
If you are a working household facing financial hardship from the effects of closures and missed work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call (540) 358-5801 to see if you are eligible for Rappahannock United Way’s ALICE Assistance Fund.
S.E.R.V.E in Stafford https://www.serve-helps.org/ provides food assistance, emergency utility assistance, and emergency prescription assistance. Located at 15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554
Phone:540-288-9603, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Content provided and maintained by the Virginia Department of Health.
COVID-19 Information for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) has published a webpage with “COVID-19 Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing." They are continuously updating the webpage, which includes national and state resources benefitting people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing. The webpage includes content, which is accessible to those who use sign language as their primary language or those who rely on captioning.
Information for Travelers
To slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) into the United States, CDC is working with state and local public health partners to implement after-travel health precautions.
CDC recommends travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide.
Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).
Countries that have a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (widespread, ongoing transmission):